I’ve been very discouraged lately by a large number of glucose test readings coming out higher than my doctor wants me to have. The frustration comes, because I really can’t pinpoint anything I’m doing or not doing that is causing the higher than normal readings. I even checked the meter to be sure it was working correctly. My fasting tests first thing in the morning, as well as tests during the day, have been high more often than not for quite a few days this month, and almost every time for the last week.
I put in a call to my doctor’s office, but their system doesn’t give me a chance to speak to his nurse. I get put straight to voice mail, and then she usually answers the next day. I really don’t like that system. I end up staying close to the phone for way too long, and then, like Friday, I’m not home when she calls back. She said she didn’t understand what I wanted, so my message was a complete waste of time. That’s certainly adding to my frustration. I was impressed with the doctor, but I’m sure not impressed with his office system.
I’ll call the office again tomorrow and try to get an appointment, since trying to deal with it over the phone is so difficult. He may say there’s nothing to be concerned about, or he may want to change my prescription to a higher dose or add a different med. All I can do is wait until tomorrow and hope I can actually speak to his nurse. Otherwise, I make an appointment for no telling when.
This is bad enough. I hate to even imagine how frustrated I would be if President Obama gets his way, and we have nationalized health care!! I’ve written my Representative and Congressman expressing my concerns about the quality of care available under a universal health care system. There was a story on the news not long ago about the VA not properly handling colonoscopy equipment and causing 28 people to contract HIV or hepatitis, or both!!! The VA is a perfect example of what national health care would be like, except it would be worse!!!
I’m continuing to log in everything I eat, and I’m managing to stay pretty close to 1200 calories a day, plus exercising, so the weight continues to ever so slowly drop off. I estimate I’m losing a little less than a pound a week, which hopefully means I will find it easier to keep it off. It might even mean a little less flabby skin when I finally lose the 50 pounds I have set as my goal for next summer. I’ve lost 17 so far, and I’m very pleased with that.